Dry Law


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Dry Law

 

a law prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages. Such laws have been in effect in the USA (1920–33) and several other countries.

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Further, the opinion indicated that the Bone Dry Law was in accordance with the congressional history of treating Alaska as Indian country for purposes of the federal Indian liquor laws:
Congress enacted the Bone Dry Law for Alaska, and 20 months later it enacted the National Prohibition Act.
It was suggested in the argument by counsel for the defendant in this case that the statement just quoted ["In enacting the Bone Dry Law .
In 1934, Congress repealed the Alaska Bone Dry Law.
The 1873 Seveloff fix extension of the Indian liquor laws to Alaska was not repealed by Congress--not by enactment of the Revised Statutes in 1876, or the District Organic Act in 1884, or by the Carter Code in 1899, or by the Territorial Organic Act in 1912, or by the Bone Dry Law in 1917, or by Assistant Commissioner Kirgis in 1937, or by the amendments to the federal criminal code in 1948 or 1949, or by the revision of the FILL in 1953, or the extension of P.
Electoral authorities, however, said the end of the dry law does not mean a complete relaxation of guidelines on election day.
Violation of the company's dry law was a frequent cause of arrest and resulted in dismissal, fine, or suspension.
The guachucheros earned their reputation among miners by violating the dry law and standing up to company authority, often in gun battles and shootouts with carabineros and serenos.
Prohibition was maintained for such a lengthy period in Mississippi because the entire population appeared to benefit from the dry laws.
Considering both the direct and the indirect support for maintaining prohibition, one wonders that Mississippi, with its unique system of legislation and enforcement of the dry laws, repealed prohibition.
In Indiana, as elsewhere, the Klan's rapid growth coincided with the beginning of national Prohibition and of widespread violations of dry laws.